Jay Fidel, the host of ThinkTech Hawaii interviews Jeff Kissel, EPRINC Trustee and former CEO of Hawaii Gas, on the challenges in moving the State of Hawaii to 100 percent reliance on renewable fuels. A link to the interview can be found here.
Nobody wants to see their gasoline taxes go up, but the federal excise tax on gasoline has remained at 18.4 cents a gallon since 1993. Could it play a role in helping to get tax reform approved and should it be adjusted at least for inflation? Lucian Pugliaresi, Larry Goldstein, and Will Pack take us through a short analysis on the gasoline tax, its upside as a revenue raiser and potential instrument for regulatory reform in the transportation fuels sector and its downside as a regressive tax. The paper can be found here.